Hello Dear Ones,
Each year the RE program chooses two organizations to “adopt” during the holidays. This year we are pleased to once again support Caring for Kids and Kent Social Services. Will you help us to bring some cheer this year?
Beginning THIS Sunday, outside the sanctuary doors, there is a tree that holds the names, ages and gift requests of children and youth in foster care and teens who are “aging-out” or in residential treatment. As you are able, please choose a bulb off the tree. Write your name on the green slip attached to the bulb and place it in the basket. Purchase the gift listed on the bulb. Place your unwrapped gift (with the bulb/label attached) under the Gratitude Tree in the Sanctuary.
“Caring for Kids, Inc. is a private, non-profit adoption, foster care, and birth parent services agency. We believe that each child, regardless of gender, race, nationality or special need deserves a family.
Our mission is to provide children of all ages with the safety and security of a healthy and loving family. Our experienced and professional team is committed to providing the most complete and compassionate services to birth families, adoptive families and foster families.” https://cfkadopt.org/about-us/
We are also collecting for Kent Social Services. KSS distributes Christmas gifts to families in need. During your holiday shopping this year please consider picking up an extra gift for a child or teen and bring it with you to church. Toys can be placed in the large donation box in Fessenden Hall during the month of November and early December.
On behalf of the religious education committee and staff, thank you for spreading joy to these children and families.